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originally posted by: Navieko
originally posted by: reldra
Good. I don't actually think it's a bombshell, though. The EO is disliked by many people. Scholars, government officials, other republicans, people of the planet Earth. Did that cover almost everyone who could possibly dislike it?
Except for the part of the country that successfully voted Trump to be President? But who cares about them, am I right?
originally posted by: Tempter
Contest? You denigrated Trump and I reminded you of your place in life, which is NOT the most powerful man in the world.
Can President Trump fire Yates, a Barack Obama appointee, as a result?
The answer is yes.
According to CNN, “The White House could choose to fire Yates and install someone who will carry out the administration’s priorities, but it did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.” The president did tweet on the topic, though, calling Yates an “Obama AG.”
According to USA Today, Trump’s executive order “had been reviewed by the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel before it was issued Friday. The OLC, whose authority narrowly addresses the form and whether the order is narrowly drafted, approved the order.” However, according to the newspaper, Yates wrote that the OLC did not review whether the order was “wise or just.”
"I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution's solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right," Yates wrote in a letter to lawyers in the Justice Department on Monday, according to ABC News. "At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful."
originally posted by: Throes
Temporary until Sessions is sworn in is all. Publicity stunt.
originally posted by: xuenchen
originally posted by: queenofswords
BREAKING NEWS! Trump just FIRED Yates! Whooo-hoooo!
Bio on new person yet ?